Families have listened to more than 400,000 songs and nursery rhymes on the new Bookbug app, the Scottish Book Trust has revealed.
B7 Media has announced an audiobook deal for a new historical crime series by Pauline Rowson.
Harry Potter digital business Pottermore and movie studio Warner Bros have set up a joint venture to “widen and deepen” how they exploit the franchise... Read more
Hodder & Stoughton has commissioned a new non-fiction audio series explaining how bad habits could be good for you, set to launch with a contribution... Read more
Springer Nature’s chief publishing officer Steven Inchcoombe has proposed a new approach to research publishing, which will see publishers move from being “passive enablers” of open access to... Read more
Wiley is to buy courseware and adaptive technology provider Knewton.
The merger of education publishers McGraw-Hill and Cengage will create the sixth largest publisher in the world with a combined 2018 revenue of $3.22bn: $1.597bn for... Read more
Poio, an app created to help children learn to read, is launching in the UK in June.
Holtzbrinck technology company Digital Science has invested in Artificial Intelligence-based language platform Writefull, the company's first significant investment in AI.
The Council of the European Union has approved the EU’s new law on copyright, making digital platforms like Google and Facebook legally responsible for content... Read more
Cambridge University Press has entered into a three-year transformative agreement with the University of California (UC), in what is said to be UC's first such... Read more
Cara Hunter's No Way Out (Viking) has defeated Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt (Picador) at the top of the Weekly E-Book Ranking, after... Read more
Springer Nature has published its first machine-generated title, a chemistry book offering an overview of the latest research in the rapidly growing field of lithium-ion... Read more
Microsoft has removed the e-books category from its online store in a move that will see purchased titles deleted from customer libraries.
Jeni Evans is joining academic and professional e-book subscription company Perlego as director of publisher relations.
Issue No 5842
Friday, May 17 2019
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